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by laxtreme56
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: GG: USFL interview Mike Mitchell
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: GG: USFL interview Mike Mitchell

One thing's for sure, this won't resemble the USFL of the 80's at all. Not really sure why they're pushing the name besides the nostalgia effect. Even the youngest USFL fan is in the 60+ age range now, not exactly prime advertising demographic. If they're trying to get 6+ owners to buy in and get th...
by laxtreme56
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: USFL - XFLnewshub article by Mike M
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: USFL - XFLnewshub article by Mike M

The fact that Woods, with a net worth of $5 million, is the largest investor is troubling. Are we going to see indoor football level owners trying to run a 50+ man roster outdoor football league? Not at all - who said that. He's the founder. Not the prime investor. And as I've opined multiple times...
by laxtreme56
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: USFL - XFLnewshub article by Mike M
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: USFL - XFLnewshub article by Mike M

The fact that Woods, with a net worth of $5 million, is the largest investor is troubling. Are we going to see indoor football level owners trying to run a 50+ man roster outdoor football league?
by laxtreme56
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL officially delays start until 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 3139

Re: XFL officially delays start until 2023

I know all that, but what's next? When XFL1.0 announced a deal with NBC over Wrestlemania weekend in 2000, there were little bits of news leading up the team reveals in August. When XFL2.0 announced with ESPN and FOX two years ago, same deal. Now the USFL's website is effectively a placeholder (as ...
by laxtreme56
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL to implement revenue sharing
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: CFL to implement revenue sharing

I see what you're saying but still think it's easier said than done. CFL ratings have dropped from 800k to a hair of 500k in a decade with attendance plummeting from a high of 28k to 22k in just the same amount of time. The boomer CFL fans are dying off and not being replaced by the 20/30 somethings...
by laxtreme56
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL to implement revenue sharing
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: CFL to implement revenue sharing

How will that work when losses offset the small profits teams make. While true 5/6 teams usually profit, the margins are thin, typically $500k-1Million with the Riders sometimes a bit more. Toronto and Montreal both lose in excess of $10 million and BC isn't too far behind. Will teams like the Rider...
by laxtreme56
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL Argo's could leave CFL for US based league
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: CFL Argo's could leave CFL for US based league

It will be interesting to hear MLSE response, or lack thereof to these rumors. If they come out and emphatically deny it, well then on the surface I'll take them at face value. If, on the other hand, we get a "we're focusing on a successful 2021 season at the moment" type response, well th...
by laxtreme56
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL - Edmonton: Pleased XFL Talks Have Ended
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: CFL - Edmonton: Pleased XFL Talks Have Ended

More rumors about Toronto bailing from PFT. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... /#comments

Seems like MLSE smells what the Rock is cooking
by laxtreme56
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL - Edmonton: Pleased XFL Talks Have Ended
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: CFL - Edmonton: Pleased XFL Talks Have Ended

Looks like not all CFL teams are in the same boat. Some of the comments on this page towards the CFL are brutal. How long will MLSE continue to bleed money on the Argos.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/ ... -1.6095382
by laxtreme56
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL officially delays start until 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 3139

Re: XFL officially delays start until 2023

Good analysis Greg. I also don't believe this is the last of the CFL talks. While a few teams released statements yesterday, especially the overly zealous one from Edmonton, the teams mysteriously absent were Montreal and Toronto. Perhaps the XFL puts 2 franchises there as both cities have domes, so...